ERIC Number: ED366657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Time To Complete Baccalaureate Degree. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Most students planning to enter college do so immediately after graduating from high school, and most baccalaureate programs can be completed within 4 years. Taking longer may have a variety of causes and a number of implications, including costs for the individual and the institution. Approximately 31% of college graduates in 1990 completed their baccalaureate degree within 4 years of graduating from high school, while 43% completed it within 4 years of entering college. This percentage was larger for females than males, for students at private colleges than for those at public colleges, and for White students than for Blacks, Hispanic Americans, or American Indians. Between 1977 and 1990, the percentage completing college within 4 years of graduating from high school declined and the percentage taking more than 6 years to graduate increased. Two tables present statistics about graduates by sex, control of institution, and race and ethnicity. Two graphs illustrate trends in times of degree completion. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Degree Requirements, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Time Factors (Learning), Time to Degree
Carol Sue Framboluti, 555 New Jersey Ave., Washington, DC 20208 (for camera ready copy of this Indicator).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Recent College Graduates Survey 1978 (NCES); Recent College Graduates Survey 1987 (NCES)
Note: Indicator extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1993"; see ED 357 513.